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has virtually every activity available as one would expect from the
number one holiday destination in France. We have put together guides
for the most popular activities, with as much detailed information and
maps as possible. Below are short descriptions of these guides with a
link to pages for fuller details. Opposite are quick links to specific
Without doubt the best way to see the region is to walk, you get closer
and see more detail, and also get to a lot of places and see things
that you would miss with any other form of transport.
Within the Vendée there are thousands of kilometres of well marked
walking routes. Each commune produces leaflets with the walks in their
area and they include their length, time and things of interest to see
along the way...Read More
In 2010 there will be over a thousand kilometres of cycle paths in the
Vendée. The well marked routes, many of which are on specially
constructed paths, are the best way to get to know the Vendée.
The Department issue plans of the routes under the label "Les SentiersCyclables" you can find these and more information on cycling in the Vendée.
Our guide to fishing covers many of the sport’s aspects from beach
casting to rock pools, from offshore to carp fishing, and it also
includes information on permits and permissible sizes and quantities of
catch, for more detail on fishing in the Vendée
Our guide on Golf introduces you to the 5 courses in the Vendée as well
as a couple of others in nearby departments. Where possible we have
included prices for the rounds and any other features that may help you
in seeking out your golfing experience in the Vendée. For more
information on Golf in the Vendée
Those who have a passion for horse riding will find several equestrian
centres that will cater for your needs. With such wonderful countryside
to explore it’s a great way to take some exercise and do some
sightseeing at the same time. For details on horse riding in the Vendée
Try your skills, of balance and agility up in the trees. With 6
adventure parks in the Vendée you are never very far from this exciting
activity. There are courses for all all age groups and
abilities. Read More.....
For those who want a variety of activities for all the family there are
many places that cater for your needs. These parks generally have a mix
of water based activities, inflatable games as well as more traditional
activities. Read More...
Our guide covers all forms of surfing including long board, short
board, body board, kite surfing and windsurfing. It indicates where the
best beaches are and where you can hire boards or get lessons. For
details on Surfing in the Vendée
With so much ocean and many inland lakes your passion for sailing
whether it be dingy, catamaran, off shore or land yachting you will
never be far away. Our guide will help you locate the best centres for
your sport, where you can hire equipment and where to obtain
professional help and lessons. For more details on sailing in the
The vast stretches of beach here in the Vendée are ideal for this
activity and the beaches around Saint-Jean-de-Monts,
Saint-Giles-Croix-de-Vie and Les Sable d'Olonne are notable for this
exhilarating sport. See sailing in the Vendée
Canoeing & Kayaking.
With so many different types of water facilities throughout the
Vendée many venues are available where you can practice your passion.
There are also many places that hire the equipment. See canoeing in the Vendée .
This is not a particularly popular sport in the Vendée and as
such there are just two Ten Pin Bowling alleys in the Vendée,. See
bowling in the Vendée.
Diving and Sub Aqua: seeing diving in the Vendée <http://www.vendee-guide.co.uk/diving-in-the-vendee.htm>
Cricket: see cricket in the Vendée
Vendée has several venues where you can hire go-carts and our guide
will explain where they are, when they are open and what facilities they
have. For more detail on karting in the Vendée
Whether you just want to see the Vendée from the air or take flying
lessons while you are in the Vendée then both are possible, there are
flights available in fixed wing aircraft, microlights, helicopters and
hot air ballons. Flying over the Vendée
Ice skating and Ice Hockey: see activities in La Roche-sur-Yon
Jet Skiing. See boating in the Vendée
Moto Cross With 20 circuits in the Vendée you will be spoilt for choice. See Moto Cross.
Paintball. For the thrills and adrenaline rush of fighting with paintball the Vendée offers several venues where you can participate see Paintball in the Vendée
Parascending. For those that want the thrill of hanging from a parachute while being towed behind a boat this activity is available at Les Circaetes, Les Sables d'Olonne. Tel.06 09 80 28 70.
Eating out in the fresh air is France’s most popular summer activity
and in the Vendée and the facilities that are provided to help you enjoy
this most relaxing and sociable activity are second to none. Read More...
Rugby; There are six rugby clubs in the Vendée who play at a high level. Also available is beach rugby which for 2010 has the largest competition in France. Read More...
Skate boarding and Roller blades. Most larger towns, and even a few of the larger villages, have venues where you can skate board or roller blade and these are generally to a high standard.
Swimming encompasses many forms from the simple dip in the sea,
lake or pool to more rigorous sports swimming and fitness for all the
possibilities and list of water parks and swimming pools see; Swimming in the Vendée
Play Centres: For the younger members of the family these centres can bring hours of enjoyment, there are centres at:
City Zebres. La Roche-sur-Yon Rue
Benjamin Franklin, Zone des petites Bazinieres Tel.02 51 24 89
02 Indoor play center for 1 to 12 year olds.
Ile aux Jeux Challans.An indoor leisure park for kids.
Ile-aux-Jeux, St Hilaire de Riez. Play centre of kids. Open April to September.
Other activities that you may wish to partake in from painting to antique hunting, Bird watching to rock climbing, wine tasting to star gazing and much more are covered in our Things to do, & arts and craft guide
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